Welcome to Higher Fire

Higher Fire is both a teaching studio and contemporary ceramics gallery. We offer state-of-the-art membership-based studios for potters and clay artists with experience. Both locations feature professionally-fired gas and electric kilns, supportive staff, and a friendly atmosphere.

Our newest location, Higher Fire in Japantown is now open! JTown Clay has on-site parking and 7000 sq. ft. of creative space. Come see us at 520 N. 7th St.

Our Downtown studio at 499 S. Market St. is our home for beginning pottery classes as well as memberships. We are also the go-to place for team off-sites, having served hundreds of companies across the Bay Area.

We are open daily for pottery classes and studio memberships. If you have experience and are interested in becoming a member, please visit our membership page. Team-building and private events may be arranged for groups of 7 or more — your group will have a blast getting creative & muddy together!

Come in, Get Muddy!

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Fall Project Classes

Cool hand-building & intermediate wheel classes for Summer are now enrolling… take your work to the next level!

Trial Membership

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Member Benefits

Regular membership is just $165 per month with steep discounts on classes! Ask about discounted rates for 6 or 12-month commitments.

Just Try It!

Starting Sept 3

Let’s Make Pots! Fall 6-week beginner pottery wheel classes are $399 including clay, toolkit, glazes & firing…wow!

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